FRSC to clamp down on overloading of vehicles, night trips

Friday Ajagunna
Friday Ajagunna
FRSC Operatives

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says commanding officers have been directed to scale up nationwide enforcement against overloading of vehicles and night trips. 

The directive comes on the heels of the auto crash that claimed the lives of 12 people on Monday, at Tashar Yari village, along Zaria-Kano expressway, Kaduna state.

Another car crash on the same day, near Fire Service Academy, along Yangoji-Gwagwalada expressway in the federal capital territory (FCT), claimed five lives. 

Dauda Ali-Biu, the corps marshal, said in a statement signed by Jonas Agwu, the corps’ public education officer, that there are inherent dangers in overloading and over-speeding, noting that efforts are underway to educate and sensitise drivers accordingly. 

Ali-Biu decried the spate of night accidents “caused by poor visibility, flagrant violation of speed limit and fatigue”.

“In view of the need to address this menace, I have directed commanding officers to step up enforcement, engage all stakeholders and ensure adequate advocacy,” he added. 

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